Roundtable: Ranking The 7A-West’s Best

Bentonville running back Dylan Smith.

Four writers rank the top half of the 7A-West midway through the season.

Jimmy Carter (Springdale beat writer):

1. Fayetteville: The Bulldogs may very well be the most talented team in the league. Big-time playmakers on both sides of the ball should pay dividends against top competition down the stretch and in the playoffs.

2. Bentonville: The Tigers’ win over Fort Smith Northside could signify a turning point in their season. The running game finally stepped up and took some pressure off Kasey Ford. … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville, Wheeler To Clash In Florida

Bentonville's boys basketball team has drawn Marietta (Ga.) Wheeler as its first-round opponent at the 42nd annual Culligan City of Palms Classic.

The game is scheduled for 7:45 p.m. Central time on Dec. 19 at Bishop Verot High School in Fort Myers, Fla. Tournament officials announced the field for the 17-team championship bracket and the first-round games last week.

Wheeler had a 29-6 record last year and finished the season as the Georgia Class 6A state runnerup. Its head coach is Doug Lipscomb, who will make his third trip to this tournament in the past eight seasons.

The Wildcats are … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Football By The Numbers

Springdale senior receiver Salvador Sandoval.
Springdale dropped to 0-5 on Friday as a near-comeback at crosstown rival Springdale Har-Ber was thwarted in a 41-34 loss.

Here’s a by-the-numbers look at the Bulldogs.

1,241 — Passing yards and 11 touchdowns for junior quarterback Fuller Chandler midway through the season after throwing for 339 yards and four touchdowns, both career-highs, at Har-Ber. Chandler had 1,110 yards and 12 touchdowns all last year, but is on track for 2,482 yards this season. He has led the 7A-West in passing yardage after every week … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Volleyball Goes 2-2 In Fort Smith

Springdale junior Desiree Mack.
Springdale went 2-2 at the River Valley Tournament in Fort Smith on Saturday afternoon.

The Lady Bulldogs (8-15-2) finished second in their pool, beating Paris and Huntsville and losing to Siloam Springs. They lost to Springdale Har-Ber in the first round of tournament play.

“We only missed 10 serves on the day,” coach Kylie Moad said. “We limited our own mistakes, made changes in the lineup and gave ourselves a better chance to win.”

Senior Beatriz Ordonez was voted to the all-tournament team after finishing the four … Continue Reading ››

Big Games Loom in 4A-1 This Week

Two weeks into the 4A-1 Conference race and there are three teams that are standing at the top of the league standings.

Prairie Grove, winners of 16 consecutive conference games, rolled over Gravette on Friday to move to 2-0.

Pea Ridge crushed Lincoln 42-14 to remain undefeated at 5-0, and 2-0 in the conference.

And Shiloh Christian registered its second straight mercy-rule win to also move to 2-0.

None of that should surprise anyone. Prairie Grove has ruled this conference for the past three years and the Tigers show no signs of letting the league trophy get away anytime soon.

But Shiloh Christian, which spent … Continue Reading ››

Week 5 Notable Performances and Games

High school football Here are a few notable performances and games from the fifth week of the Arkansas high school football season. Are we forgetting anyone? Let us know by commenting below or tweeting us at @arpreps.


  • Charleston quarterback Ty Storey accounted for five touchdowns in the Tigers' 42-8 win over Paris. He threw for 411 yards and three touchdowns and added two touchdowns on the ground. His 94-yard touchdown pass to Taylor King made him the 10th Arkansas high school football player to surpass the 10,000-yard passing mark.

  • On Thursday, North Little Rock … Continue Reading ››
  • Fayetteville 7, Fort Smith Southside 0

    FORT SMITH — Defense had it’s day at Jim Rowland Stadium, as Fayetteville and Fort Smith Southside went back and forth all night long without hardly giving the other an inch.

    One big breakout play on offense and a final defensive stand was all either team needed to get the big edge, and that’s just what the Bulldogs got in pulling out a 7-0 win over the Rebels in 7A-West Conference play.

    “That was an old 1975 slobber-knocker,” Fayetteville coach Daryl Patton said. “Two defenses getting after it, not giving up an inch. And boy, we needed it tonight, because both offenses … Continue Reading ››

    Week 5 Scoreboard

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    Thursday, Oct. 2


    North Little Rock 42, Mountain Home 0 (FINAL - game called at halftime because of severe weather)

    Friday, Oct. 3


    Benton 49, Little Rock Hall 0 (FINAL)

    Bentonville 29, Fort Smith Northside 26 (FINAL)

    Bryant 34, Little Rock Catholic 7 (FINAL)

    Cabot 42, Marion 6 (FINAL)

    Conway 35, Van Buren 10 (FINAL)

    El Dorado 35, Sheridan 7 (FINAL)

    Fayetteville 7, Fort Smith Southside 0 (FINAL)

    Greenwood 40, Russellville 0 (FINAL)

    Jonesboro 40, Little Rock Central 28 (FINAL)

    Lake Hamilton 27, Texarkana 14 (FINAL)

    Pine Bluff 42, Little Rock Parkview 13 (FINAL)

    Rogers Heritage … Continue Reading ››

    Bentonville 29, FS Northside 26

    BENTONVILLE — Dylan Smith was in search for just a small hole to slide through so he could gain a few yards, and he found much more than that.

    Bentonville’s senior running back tore through Fort Smith Northside’s defense Friday night and bolted 46 yards for a touchdown, less than a minute after the Grizzlies had taken a 19-7 lead.

    That was just the beginning for the Tigers’ ground attack over the next 16 minutes.

    Hekili Keliiliki scored the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter, and Smith added another one as Bentonville broke out of its four-game winless skid with … Continue Reading ››

    Springdale Har-Ber 41, Springdale High 34

    Springdale Har-Ber survived a late rally by Springdale High to defeat its rivals 41-34 Friday at Wildcat Stadium.

    Brady Patrick returned a kickoff 85 yards and made two big defensive plays from his safety position. Patrick had an interception in the first half and knocked down a pass to end the game after the Bulldogs recovered two on-side kicks.

    Luke Hannon rushed for over 140 yards for Har-Ber.

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